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Book VI Proposition 20 | |
that is, the sides about the equal angles EBC, LGH are proportional; therefore the triangle EBC is equiangular with the triangle LGH, [V1.6] so that the triangle EBC is similar to the triangle LGH. [V1.4 and VI.Def.1] For the same reason the triangle ECD is also similar to the triangle LHK. Therefore the similar polygons ABCDE, FGHKL have been divided into similar triangles, and into triangles equal in multitued. |
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